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Scare away Haunted Lagoon’s ‘La‘ie Lady’ is alive and well


Howl out SingingSensationsfinalists to perform at Foodfest


Rise up Women’ssoccertakesfirst in region, ninth in nation


The “horned skeleton” frightens PCC visitors as they wait in line for Haunted Lagoon admission. Photo by Sam Sukimawa

Marika Rogers, David LeBaron and Seth Hannemann show different ways off-campus students can get around. Photos by Sam Sukimawa and Bart Jolley

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Balloon animals, candy and water slide win the hearts of TVA keiki at TVA Family Day


Dating: What not to do if you want this to go anywhere


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Foodfest meets Halloween is the big BYUHSA Fall Semester event featuring food from around the world, fun, music and games on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Little Circle. From 6 to 7 p.m., the six finalists in the BYUH Singing Sensations competition will be battling it out singing for the top spot. There will be a dance from 9 to 10 p.m. where prizes for the best Halloween costume will be awarded (please, no masks ... standards will be enforced). Crosscurrent, the BYUHawaii Faculty World Improv Ensemble, is preparing to wow people at its free concert on Friday, Oct. 15 in the McKay Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Made up of nine BYUH faculty members, the group performs a mixture of jazz with Pacific Island influences. Photo by Aissa Mitton

Contribute to psychology research by attending Yoga Night on Wed., Oct. 20 in the Ballroom from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants will receive free Yoga instruction and will begin and end the class with a survey on stress. “Make it a date!” invites Kelley Harmon, psych major and director of the project. Cherry Goo and Lorraine Matagi will instruct the class. Tile setter Norman Burr came to Laie in 1958 along with his family for a year to serve as a labor missionary helping to create the McKay Foyer mural. He returned a few weeks ago to Laie -- after 52 years -- and talked about his experience here. Burr recalls that the mosaic was shipped to Hawaii one section at a time, in three separate boxes. The labor missionaries working on the project were forced to move forward in faith without a vision of the final project because, as Burr said with a smile, “The instructions were in the third box.” For more on the story, go to http://newsroom.byuh. edu/node/2443.

NOTEWORTHY NAME: MEGAN MCCAIN WHY SHE’S NOTEWORTHY: BYU-Hawaii has had athletes named PacWest Player of the Week three times this year, and McCain can claim two of them. Player of the Week for the second time this season, McCain, exercise and sports science freshman and goalkeeper from Colorado, helped the Seasider soccer team against Dixie State to earn first place in the conference. “Megan is a stud,” explained teammate Emily Mearns, a senior IDD major from California. “She is extremely talented and stepped up big time coming in as a freshman.” McCain said she hopes to use her athletic prowess to benefit mankind after she graduates. She wants to go into physical therapy after she obtains her diploma. HER TAKE: “I was pretty shocked by the second one [Player of the Week],” McCain admitted, after making 10 saves and breaking the school record for non-overtime games. One might ask how a freshman could reach such an achievement. “I give a lot of credit to defense and the whole team,” said McCain. – GABR IE LL SABALONE S

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of bird watching while he was attending BYU in Provo. Whereas he only used to recognize a few birds around the campus, he quickly at BYU-Hawaii begun in 1989 by R. Lanier learned to know dozens of others. “That Britsch when he was academic vice president. whole world was there, but I never knew it Now organized by the Dean’s Council, the until I was made atune to it, by knowledge, purpose of the Convocation is to allow facand practice,” said Lane. He said the same is ulty members to speak on thought-provoking true for any realm of knowledge. issues. The event also allows the speaker and “The limits of my language Lane also recounted his experience other faculty members a chance to showcase as a student this past summer in a two-week mean the limits of my world,” asserted 20th century their regalia-caps and gowns, typically worn seminar on Buddhism in New Mexico. Those only at graduation ceremonies. philosopher Ludwig Wittgenclasses, which he prepared for and completed Lane’s talk, titled “The Consecrastein. BYU-Hawaii Associate all of the reading for, were the classes he tion of Our Studies,” urged students to spend learned the most from. He encouraged stuProfessor of Religion Keith their time at BYU-Hawaii becoming wellLane quoted Wittgenstein as dents to do the same for their own classes. educated disciples of Christ. He expressed he addressed the students and He closed by asking, “I wonder if that they must bring their gifts to the Lord’s faculty of BYU-Hawaii at this we have a culture of study. I do not think year’s University Convocation. service. that we do . . . but the Lord gave us a Uni He related to his listeners his The University Conversity to put our studies in a high place.” experiences becoming familiar with the world vocation is an annual tradition -AMY HANSON

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Keith Lane speaks at Convocation. Photo by Bart Jolley

was the keiki group, and William Guy Tongi smothered his competition whereas Jason Murphy-Tafiti, a senior from Utah studying psychology, barely scrapped a win from the No carnival would be complete without bal- adult group. loon animals, a donut-eating contest and a Murphy-Tafiti joked, “Nobody else shark-shaped water-slide. The annual TVA had a chance. I’ve been training.” Family Day on Oct. 9 was no different. Prior to the donut rush were dance The TVA kids were entertained presentations, including a group of enthusiaswith carnival games run by the BYUHSA tic young girls doing a Hula and a Tahitian Service Council. The games included Feed dance, and some young boys performing a the Shark, Elephant Trunk Toss, Dino Dig Haka. and Duck Wars Revenge, as Phil Andrus, During the event, tables were set senior in international cultural studies (ICS) up with mini activities, such as coloring from Oregon, named the games he managed. pages for the children and information for Although there was plenty of candy the parents.  The booths included the police, given out to the young gamers, most of the who were making identification cards for the Service Council members were able to resist keiki, Rainbow Schools, Parent Line, Women eating the sugary temptations.  “We are Infants and Children (WIC), Parents and [here to] give to the kids!” explained Grace Children Together (PACT), the Ko’olauloa Alspaugh, a sophomore ICS major from Community Health and Wellness Center, Washington. “We are the Service Council!”     and Food Services with Kapono Barton mak Those that could not resist the ing balloon animals. cravings of their sweet teeth took part in the The carnival ended with a game donut-eating competition.  The first group fashioned after the Newlywed Game, but this

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one included both newly and not-so-newly married couples. The entire event was a success, according to Rob Lechtenberg, the assistant director for residential life.  “The RAs (who planned the event) did a really good job.  We had enough food!” - M ARGARE T J OHNSON

Keiki enjoys carnival game at annual TVA Family Day. Photo by Leisa Tapia


Class performs yoga postures at Hukilau Beach. Yoga is gaining in popularity and people say it builds minds, bodies and spirits. Photo by Bart Jolley

AT BYU HAWAII Hukilau Beach. As another frontrunner of the yoga scene, she had much to say about The yoga craze is becoming increasingly the benefits of yoga. “Yoga means union. The popular throughout BYU-Hawaii and for union of body, mind, and soul,” said Harper. good reasons. “When these three things are in union, you Michelle Fawcett a senior in achave a balanced life. Yoga reshapes your counting from San Diego, Calif., is one of the frontrunners of the yoga “movement” in body and heals you from the inside out. The various postures help to regulate digestion, Laie. Fawcett is an avid fan of yoga as well as an entrepreneur who has started her own strengthen your core muscles, and realign class. She sees many benefits for participating your spine, as well as many other things.” Initially, Harper started to do yoga in yoga. “Yoga has so many benefits.” She to relieve back problems. After the many said, “Yoga is about self-healing physically, benefits she experienced, she decided to take mentally and spiritually. I’ve seen that yoga things to another level. has been able to help me mentally clear my “The end of last year and this past mind.” year, I decided that I needed to do yoga ev Yoga helps heal, releasing toxins, ery week and sometimes twice a week,” said and creates lean muscle simultaneously, she said. There are very little, if any, disadvantag- Harper. It was then that I started talking to es of doing yoga. Fawcett commented that it the instructors about how they became yoga was her mother, a yoga enthusiast for the last instructors. I thought about it for a while, 10 years, that got her interested. “This sum- and then when I came out here to Hawaii mer when I came home, she invited me to go this past June, I decided that I was going to go back to Utah, get my yoga teacher certifiwith her,” she said. “I did and fell instantly cation of 200 hours, and then come back out in love with it.” here to BYUH and start my business.” Amber Harper, a sophomore in Both Fawcett and Harper said they exercise and sports science from Califorsee the tremendous benefits of yoga to the nia, is a yoga enthusiast and an instructor Laie community. Fawcett said, “All of the who has started a successful yoga class at

twists and stretches you do release toxins and negative emotions built up inside. Yoga also creates lean muscle, making it great for toning muscles. I feel like there is definitely a market for Yoga in Laie. Students and community members who are stressed out can unwind and rejuvenate themselves in a yoga class.” Harper sees spiritual and psychological benefits of yoga that the Laie community can enjoy. “Many of us in the Laie Community are LDS and doing yoga and ending in meditation is a great way to quiet our minds and focus on the important things in this life. Personally, I use this time to give thanks to my Father in Heaven. Also, a lot of us are students. School brings stress and anxiety into our lives and yoga helps to quiet the mind of negative thought. The people of Laie, Hawaii would benefit from all of these things as well, and would help to reshape our community as a whole.” If you have more questions, or would like to experience a yoga lesson of your own contact either Fawcett at chellyyy@ or Harper at ambsmagee@gmail. com -james choi

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The infamous “La‘ie Lady” is back this Halloween at the Polynesian Cultural Center’s and is scarier than ever. Haunted Lagoon’s popularity has grown each year and continues to become more and more eerie, due to its large volunteer cast and an increased budget. The La‘ie Lady who is believed to haunt the Lagoon is searching for her missing son. She blames each passing canoe for her missing son and plans to make them pay. According to the website, the La‘ie Lady warns that “every wretched canoe will be subject to my vengeance.” Since its opening on Oct. 1, students and community members have already visited the Haunted Lagoon and had encounters with the La‘ie Lady herself. This year the Haunted Lagoon has added a multitude of new characters. These characters include some very frightening clowns who are sure to spook even the bravest souls. The sets and visual effects have become much more ornate. One of the greatest and most impressive changes is the green, spinning tunnel that the lagoon ride goes through, which is visually stunning and quite impressive. Tyler Gifford, junior in business from Oreg., had never experienced the Haunted Lagoon until this year. Gifford was really impressed by the special effects. He said, “They’ll get you! Some are scary and some are mesmerizing, but I would go again for sure.”


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The Haunted Lagoon is outfitted with a great cast this year, delivering impressive and believable performances well into the night. The young keiki volunteers’ acting and persistence impressed BYU-Hawaii students like Alysha May. May, a junior in political science from Colorado, said, “My favorite part of the Haunted Lagoon was the little kids. They were pretty scary, but you could tell they were having a ton of fun.” Some students, like Jenna Pruitt, are returning this year for another scare. A sophomore in elementary education from Washington, Pruitt said, “It was fun seeing all the kids and students acting and having a good time. I was impressed with how many volunteers there were, and how they kept their roles and energy up… I was also impressed with some of the new effects they added to the ride this year.” There has definitely been a great deal of work that has been put into the Haunted Lagoon. Hundreds of students and community members have been lining up by the hundreds to get in. “I would suggest that everyone go at least once,” said Pruitt. The ride is certain to give you chills but beware this year; the Lady of Laie is more vengeful than ever. For more information on tickets and the full story of the Lady of Laie visit http://www.

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So what do women really want at BYU-Hawaii when they are dating? And what about men? The concept of dating is a circulating topic of choice and we can appreciate all the pointers we can get. A few fellow Seasiders offer beneficial pointers on the dos and don’ts of dating:

“It really ticks me off when a girl is constantly texting during a date.”

“I hate it when guys incessantly complain about things. Be optimistic and positive. Nobody likes a wet blanket.”

“It’s really annoying when girls tell you one thing to lead you on, but come find out, they’re telling their friends something completely different. Be upfront please.”

“It annoys me when a guy won’t look at me when he’s talking to me. It makes me feel like he’s really not interested in what I have to say.”

“I hate it when a guy spends more time on appearance and getting ready than i do. I love MEN… not pretty boys.”

Jack Jefford Marketing Alaska

Jeanelle Hollenbaug Undeclared Washington

Sanshiro Ryan Nagano Political Science California

Amy Haslam ICS Canada

Sarah Miller Psychology Wisconsin Photos by Bart Jolley

BYUH students, community members will blow you away,” says “Our goal is simple: We participate in Zumba classes want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked.” The Zumba craze has enticed many to participate in these enjoyable fitness classes, and now BYU-Hawaii students and community members are taking part. Zumba classes are being held on the BYUH campus frequently. “The Zumba Fitness classes are being handled by Educational Outreach,” said Edna Owan, who is one of the fitness instructors for the aerobics classes, and the director of Educational Outreach. “The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that


Other classes held in conjunction with Zumba include Yoga, Power Yoga, Body Toning, Step-and-Stability Ball, and Turbo Kick. The classes are held in the Dance Studio and Aloha Center Ballroom. Participants are asked to wear workout clothes that fit the BYUH dress code standards. For details on pricing and class schedules visit More information can also be found by contacting BYUH Educational Outreach by phone at 808-675-3780 or e-mail at - c arrie c ollingri d ge

Right: Cherry Goo, Zumba dance instructor leads the class in a routine. Left: Students and community members participate in a Zumba class. Photos by Leisa Tapia Ke Alaka’i

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BYU-Hawaii’s Women’s Soccer team is currently ranked 9th in the nation and 1st in the region, thanks to recent victories over UH-Hilo and Dixie State. They defeated UH-Hilo 3-1 on Monday, Oct. 11, proving once more that BYUH is a serious contender for the PacWest Conference Title. All three goals were scored in the first half. Senior Natasha 8225-259 Honolulu 23 June 2010 Aiono scored the first goal off a straight-in header, thanks to Kami Japanese Strait and Lauran Wang who picked up the assists. The second goal Version 2 Revised Stipend was put away by freshman Kim Michelleti after beating a defender BYUH and the goalkeeper one-on-one. Before the half was up, Britt Edman put away goal three. The conference-leading Seasider’s win over UHKim Herrera, a senior from California, helps to defeat UH-Hilo. Photo by Aissa Mitton Hilo improved their record to 8-0-2 for the season and 6-0-1 in the Pac West. breakaway goal by freshman Kim Micheletti. Also aiding the victory On last week’s road trip, BYUH defeated the Dixie State was keeper Meghan McCain, making 10 saves, setting a new school Red Storm twice. The Seasiders won the first game 1-0. Britt Edmond record in the process. McCain’s outstanding performance toppled the 8225 subbed in and scored in the 78th minute off a cross from Tasha old record set by keeper Jessica Clement back in 2006. Aiono. Both teams ended the game with 11 shots, however, BYUH The Lady Seasiders face Notre Dame de Namur on ThursC impressively placed nine on frame. day, Oct. 14, and Dominican on Saturday, Oct. 16. The Seasiders triumphed in the second game 1-0 from a - jesse M ans c ill & Bla ke ba xter

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Sports 20th ward triumphs in dodgeball intramurals The BYU-Hawaii 20th Ward took home the title at the two-week dodgeball tournament that ended Wednesday, Oct. 6. They beat the BYUH 2nd Ward in a final match that turned out to be a true grand finale. Wednesday night these two teams pushed past their competition, round by round, until they met for the final showdown. It was the second time the two teams faced off, since the 20th Ward was responsible for knocking the 2nd Ward into the losers bracket the previous week. The 2nd Ward fought all the way back and actually won the first match in the final, but in order to win overall they needed two victories. The 20th Ward proved too

tough and took the final match, which ended with an injury and courtside ice later on. Nate Saltzgiver, a sophomore in psychology from Alaska, was a major contributor in the 20th Ward’s win, producing some key tags and catches throughout the night. While asking the team about the win, an unidentified 20th Ward player shouted, “We juiced everyone!” The 2nd ward definitely gave them a run for their money, however. The key to the tenacity of the 2nd Ward was Brendan McMaster, a senior in exercise and sports science from Arizona He was definitely a bad-news bearer for many of the teams in the tournament. “This is the better of the intra-

murals I’ve been a part of,” said McMaster. “Solid competition.” Tyler Luszeck, a referee and senior in biology from California, said after the tournament, “It was pretty intense. Dodgeball is an intense sport.” On a more serious note he went on to say, “Intramurals as a whole are a great way to build unity in wards. It’s about coming together and having fun.” This tournament served these purposes well. If you weren’t able to see the action or play in the tournament, make sure to get in on the future intramural action up ahead. Check out the upcoming intramural sports tournaments at to get involved. -NATHAN P ACK E R

Men’s and Women’s XC take first at UH-Hilo Invitational

Kelsey Elder runs during a meet on campus earlier this semester. Photo by Leisa Tapia


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The BYU-Hawaii men’s and women’s crosscountry teams both took first place at the UH-Hilo Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9. The women’s team, currently ranked fourth in the West, outran their opponents, impressively placing all six runners in the top 10. The pack was led by junior, Lacey Krout, coming in first with a time of 22:21 on the 6K course. Close behind was Katherine Buxton who placed second, coming in at 22:51, and Amanda Wilson who placed third, coming in at 23:33. In sixth, eighth, and ninth respectively, were runners Heather Brown at 24:05, Kelsey Elder at 24:19, and Lacee Kurttz at 24:24. BYUH won with 24 points total, slaughtering Hawaii-Pacific that came in second with 40 points total. Placing third was Chaminade with 63 total points, while the host, UH-Hilo, failed to qualify for a place.

The ninth-ranked men’s team also won first place. Thomas “Rivers” Puzey took first, cruising over the four-mile course with a time of 20:49, pacing BYUH to place four runners in the top 10. Right at the heels of Puzey was fellow teammate, Justin Royer, who took second, finishing 10 seconds behind at 20:59. Placing sixth was Luke Gresser, crossing the finish line at 21:24, and placing seventh was Brandon Krout at 21:27. Other contributors were Seasiders Matt Gulden at 22:00 and Vincente Herrera at 22:03. The Seasiders were 20 points beyond their closest opponent with 28 team points. Hawaii-Pacific scored 48, UH-Hilo 75, and Chaminade 87. The next time to see Seasiders cross-country in action will be Saturday, Oct. 16, at the BYU-Hawaii Open, starting at 8 a.m. -J esse Manscill

SEASIDERS UPSET URBAN KNIGHTS BYU-Hawaii Women’s Volleyball team came up big on the road against the Academy of Art, upsetting the host 3-1. In four games the Seasiders won 25-22, 25-15, 23-25, and 25-18. The Seasiders’ win dropped the Urban Knights from the top of the PacWest Conference to third place. The Seasiders improved to 6-5 overall and are now 3-1 in conference play, putting them in second, just behind island rivals Hawaii Pacific. Player injuries resulted in a new lineup for the Seasiders. This, combined with road nerves, could be the reason BYUH started out with a sluggish first game, allowing the Knights a 10-3 advantage. However, after settling in a little, the Seasiders surged back to tie up the game 15-15. From that point on, the Seasiders played with poise and focus, winning 25-22. The rhythm acquired in the later portion of the first game rolled with the Seasiders into the next game, winning 25-15. Game three saw the same enthusiasm as the Seasiders rolled out a 5-0 lead. Within three points of sweeping the Academy, holding a 22-18 lead, BYUH let up, allowing the Knights to win 25-23. The fourth game was pure Seasider domination as they raced to an

Seasiders take a quick time out to reassess thier offensive strategy during a home game this season. Photo by Aissa Mitton

8-2 lead and never looked back, winning the game 25-18 and ending the match. Leading BYUH in the attack was junior Losaline Faka’oki hitting a .342 average and blasting 16 kills. Sophomore Courtney Skaggs got the start and played phenomenally, coming up with seven kills and hitting an astounding .700. In addition to her offensive play, Skaggs came up with eight blocks. Also aiding the Seasider win was senior Lauren Miller who set up 41

assists and served four aces. Defensively, Nobuko Kotoyori made 21 digs, and Faka’osi made 13. The Seasiders continue their road trip, playing both Notre Dame de Namur and Dominican in California. Both of these opponents lie near the bottom of the Pac West Conference. Dominican is still in search of their first conference win. BYUH hopes to be conference-title contenders, defeating both schools. -J esse Manscill

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Singing Sensations reduced from 15 to 6 Ben Hoff, sophomore in music from Colorado, plays 21 different instruments. Not surprisingly, he was one of 15 student performers in the first round of BYU-Hawaii’s Singing Sensations the night of Saturday, Oct. 9 in the Cannon Activities Center, where he performed “Upside Down” from “Curious George” on the ukulele. “I started playing woodwinds in elementary school, like clarinet and saxophone,” said Hoff. “Throughout high school I just kept finding different instruments to play. My plan is to be an audio engineer.” Talking about the competition, he said, “I thought everyone did really well. I was way impressed with the quality of musicians. It was a really good experience.” Hoff and his competitors each performed a song from a movie of their choice in front of students, faculty and a panel of three judges. Selections ranged from “My Heart Will Go On” from the film “Titanic,” to “Decode” from the popular movie “Twilight.” Kohanna Languido, performing “Take My Breath Away” from “Top Gun,” even had an accompaniment. Kori Meservey from Utah stood behind Languido and beat boxed.


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“It was funny to watch some of the kids I have class with get up on the stage and perform,” remarked Abby Harris, freshman from Missouri in pre-professional biology. “Some were definitely better than others, but overall the talent surprised me. And the wide variety of genres kept it interesting.” Although the judges were given a chance to critique each student’s performance, it was the audience members who determined what six contestants would move on to the finals. The crowd was given five minutes at the end of the night to text in their votes for who should move on. Henry `Anitema from Tonga; Peniette Seru from Fiji; Grace Alspaugh from Washington; Crystal Bates from Utah; Shaun Clark from Utah; and Kohanna Languido from Illinois, will be performing once again at the upcoming Foodfest, this time for the title of BYUH’s Singing Sensations winner. For the final round of Singing Sensations, participants will present both an oldies tune and a song of their choice. They will take the stage from 6-7 p.m. during Foodfest on Oct. 16 in the Little -AMY HANSON Circle.

All 15 contestants who perfomed at the Singing Sensations are pictured. Photos by Sam Sukimawa

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